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Lafayette Mini Maker Faire set for Saturday

Posted at 11:15 AM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 12:25:11-04

LAFAYETTE, La.  – Lafayette Public Library and Lafayette Science Museum have partnered for a second year to host Lafayette Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The family-friendly event is free to attend.

“Maker Faire is a gathering of curious people who enjoy learning new things and love sharing what they can do and make through hands-on, interactive demonstrations,” said Amy Wander, outreach librarian at Lafayette Public Library and Maker Faire Producer. “Our Makers will be set up at booths throughout the museum, and they include science-enthusiasts, artists, inventors, crafters, artisans, robotics teams, metalsmiths, musicians and more.”

Workshops held in LSM’s classrooms will include “Learn to Solder” with Lafayette Public Library and “Build a Pom Pom Launcher” with Designing Women of Acadiana and “Learn to Secondline” with Hamilton Academy of the Arts. Outdoor activities will include power wheels racing, bicycle maintenance and repair, blacksmith demonstrations, whirlybird making with Lafayette Public Library, fire dancers, drummers and more.

The following are just some of the types of Makers you’ll find at Lafayette Mini Maker Faire:

• Student Projects

• Robotics

• Drones

• Woodworking

• Weaving

• Textile Arts and Crafts

• Musical Performances and Participation

• Science and Chemistry Projects

• Gardening

• Breadmaking

• Homebrewing

• Cosplay, Costumes & Replicas

• Knot-tying

• Pinewood Derby

• Printmaking

• Electronics

• 3D Printing

• Dance Performances

• Bicycles

• Recycled Art

• Unusual Tools or Machines

• How to Fix Things or Take them Apart

For a complete list of Makers, visit https://lafayette.makerfaire.com.

“We are excited to really wow our attendees this year with new and interesting Makers and hands-on workshops,” said Kevin Krantz, Lafayette Science Museum Director. “Maker Faire is part science fair, part festival. It’s a unique concept that showcases science, technology, art and craftsmanship in a fun and exciting way.”

Makers will be set up at booths throughout the museum and outside along Congress Street between Jefferson and Polk Streets. Makers will feature a mixture of hands-on activities, demonstrations, performances and hand made items for sale.

Reserve your free tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lafayette-minimaker-faire-2019-tickets-53361237899.

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